|Reviewed by Edward Phillips
|"Red" is my brother who passed on 16 years ago. He is drawn to attractive women. He paid you a visit.|
|Reviewed by Linda Settles
|Intriguing poem, Michelle. I must ask, Who is Red? Is he an old man ("with earth on his sole and the gold coins he collected when you were just a boy) who finally found freedom to test his wings when life had passed him by "he never wanted to be here."? Perhaps he is many things to a diverse species that we call humankind. The magic of poetry provokes much thought. Well done.
|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|Wearing the blue sea around his shoulders.... what creativity you demonstrate in your writings. Envious for sure.
|Reviewed by Gary Gordon
|I like your lines, very creative.|
|Reviewed by WENDY JENNINGS
|MARRY CHRISTMAS, VERY NICE POETRY|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Michelle, so very creative, intense -- your creation, Red, wears the sea about his shoulders with grace, almost saintly -- there is excellence in your choice of words and the story you tell -- peace and love to you my friend -- JMW|
|Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
|"Red turned then into the sea
wearing the Atlantic round his shoulders in blue" - love these lines, Michelle.
Very creative and artistic images abound within your composition; truly fine writing.
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Very fine poetry as usual, Michelle. Love and best wishes,
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
The voice in this poem seemed to haunt well after I finished reading. Love your creativity, but I especially like the Atlantic line. Fantastic writing! Love and Hugs,
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|I admire (envy) the way your mind works, Michelle.
The Man you call Red, wearing the Atlantic around his
shoulders, is unforgettable. -gene.
|Reviewed by jude forese
|visually stimulating as well as well written ...|
|Reviewed by J. Pajot
|Wonderful but disturbing write, M'Lady...I can too much relate to "Red"...very well set up mood and idea...well developed and finished...
Bright blessings to you and yours,
|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|A very striking and evocative vision, with some surreal elements.
I have enjoyed discovering this poem, line after line and love that "turn with him".
|Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
|I like what Rebecca just wrote about your poem. Couldn't agree with her any more...a fabulous write , love Holly|
|Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill
|It doesn't get much better than this.
|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|Beautiful and so lovely. Great piece!|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Absolutely wonderful, Michelle; very well penned/imaged!
(((HUGS))), much love, and Merry Christmas to you~
As always, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by * Starman * *
This is called art. As I read this I kept getting images in my mind, and feelings evoked by this, of perhaps oddly and definitely surprising to me if I may be honest, of sex and love! After reading this, I am baffled as to the difference, your imagery having evoked something unknown to me that blurred the lines between them.
All I do know is that I must read this again to be told which is which. But then again, how many men really know the difference between them?
Isn't this after all, what great art does for us? It makes us question our own concept of reality, by challenging the very premise of the reality of reality in the first place?
These scenes are reminiscent of the surreality of some of the late film director Stanley Kubrick's movies, like "The Shining", "Clock-Work Orange", "Full Metal-Jacket" and his final Masterpiece, with Tom and Nicole, "Eyes Wide Shut."
The reason I liked, "A Man Called Red," is because, like others of your work, you make the reader think, by layering your words with meaning that is none too clear, thereby allowing the reader to draw their own conclusions.
I would love to be in an artistic position to write a book with a visionary like you. This is the best work I have read of yours to date, and is I hope a leap forward to the next level of things to come for you.
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|Beautiful.......you write with your heart.|
|Reviewed by kg cummings
|Mihelle, with the strong visuals, I could see this man in my minds eye. Very well constructed, and true emotion. kgcummings... Kathy|
|Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
|I love it,excellent poem .I enjoy reading it,take care
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|As always Michelle you not only reach outside the box but leap out and take a stroll over to the next neighbourhood. This is so intense with a lot of compassion and heart pouring out. You see beyond your own pain into the pain of his broken soul. Very nicely done and love this format...
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|This is a wonderful poem and an amazing graphic thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
|Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
|Thoughts that seem to dream
Waundering. . . . . .
Down by the shore
I wanted more (to read)